Fiskars Floor Cushion From a Rug

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by Emma Jeffery, Fiskars

Fiskars Floor Cushion From a Rug

Add a colorful seat to any room!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Check the sizes of your pillow insert and rug to calculate how many floor cushions you will be able to create.
  • 2
    Measure the size of your pillow insert on the rug using coordinating duct tape stuck onto the rug as a guide. As shown, the project was completed cutting cushion covers the same size as my pillow inserts and did not add a seam allowance. (This helps to keep the cushions full and comfortable.) The duck tape will keep frayed ends to a minimum, help avoid stretching out the rug and will provide you with an accurate cutting line.
  • 3
    Cut along the center of the duck tape and through the rug with your amplify shears. Adding extra duck tape to the back of the cut ends will help to keep the rug from further fraying.
  • 4
    Once you have your rug cut to size, put to one side. As shown, there are two cushions fronts cut from one rug.
  • 5
    Now cut two pieces of canvas or denim the same width and 1-1/2 times longer than the pillow insert. As shown, the pillow inserts are 20 inch x 20 inch so I cut two pieces of cloth that were 20 inch x 15 inch each. Hem one long end on each piece of fabric by folding twice to the wrong side and stitching.
  • 6
    Pin the canvas to the rug with right sides together and with the hemmed ends towards the center back, and sew through all layers. If the rug is too thick to pin, consider using binder clips to keep the layers together as you sew. (Note: you might need to set your machine up for sewing heavy fabrics and this will include using a needle suitable for sewing denim.)
  • 7
    Clip the corners for a neater finish and turn your cushion cover right side out through the opening at the back. Depending on how much the rug you are using frays, you may want to leave the duct tape on.
  • 8
    Push out the corners with a blunt tool and insert your pillow into the cover through the opening.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Scissors 8 inch 104787766
  • Rug Suitable for Repurposing (see step 1)
  • Heavyweight Fabric (such as Denim or Canvas - see step 1)
  • Fairfield Processing Soft Square (see step 1)
  • Dritz Size 20 Dressmaker Pins 200 pc. 104240043
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Coordinating Duct Tape
  • Blunt Tool
  • Sewing Machine with a Needle Suitable for Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics (optional – see step 6)